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It was last modified on: 2010-01-10
 By Joe  Joyce. Great Shatranj. Great Shatranj. (10x8, Cells: 80) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
H. G. Muller wrote on 2008-11-18 UTC
The way I read it, Minister and High Priestess are regulare FDW and FAN, which can jump to all their distant destinations... I do like Great Shatranj for the consistent application of a single idea, mnamely to replace all distant slider moves by a single 2-jump. But I don't think it stands any chance of replacing the Mad Queen game. Slider moves are simply too interesting to discard completely. I might include Great Shatranj and its pieces as standard variant in the Variant Server.